Tehran, Jan 1, IRNA -- Iran's current account balance was dlrs 1.138 billion in the positive in the first half of the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2002), showing a drop of 73 percent compared to the figure for the same period last year.
The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) said on Wednesday in its statistical report that Iran's current account showed a surplus of dlrs 4.215 billion in the first half of last year.
Iran's trade balance surplus amounted to dlrs 1.478 billion in the first half of current Iranian year, down 65 percent compared to dlrs 4.272 billion surplus in the balance in the same period last year.
Iran's export revenue reached dlrs 12.222 billion, down by 0.75 percent. Of the revenues, dlrs 9.795 billion were gained from oil and gas exports in the period under investigation.
Oil and gas exports in the first half of last year fetched the country a revenue of dlrs 10.94 billion, according to the CBI. Last year's export revenues in the first half of the year topped dlrs 10.744 billion in total.
Iran's overall debts, including the short-, medium- and long-term ones, in the first half of last year was dlrs 23.1 billion.
Iran's definite foreign debts was up 14 percent in the first half of current year, reaching dlrs 8.338 billion from dlrs 7.272 billion.
... Payvand News - 1/2/03 ... --